Avinoam Danin

Jebel Serbal, featuring distinctive multiple peaks, stands about 6,825 feet above sea level (see map). As early as the second century A D., Christian anchorites, living isolated lives of prayer and contemplation, believed Jebel Serbal was Mt. Sinai. This identification lasted until the early sixth century, when Jebel Musa supplanted Jebel Serbal as the traditional location. Nevertheless, some scholars have favored Jebel Serbal as the holy mountain (see chart).